Archive for August, 2010

Dell Printer Error Codes

Dell printers are typically reliable and easy-to-use, but occasionally errors can occur. Newer models have larger displays that allow for fairly detailed descriptions of errors, but older Dell printers with smaller display screens used number codes for certain issues.   So if a message pops up and says “Output bin full – remove paper,” there is no code to crack.  You should be able to find the number codes in your user’s manual, but here is a list of the most common codes you may encounter when using your Dell printer. Continue reading “Dell Printer Error Codes” »

Lexmark Error Codes

Error MessagesLexmark laser printers are some of the best on the market for use in an office environment, small or large.  These machines are built to provide efficient speed and professional quality for many years.  Though durable, a device with so many moving parts can run into trouble.  Parts get worn down, debris gets stuck, errors occur.  A series of LED lights will usually blink when something is not working properly and then an error code will be displayed on the LCD. Continue reading “Lexmark Error Codes” »

Common Canon Printer Error Codes

Canon LogoOver the years, printers have developed from simple, basic machines to complex, multi-featured, all-in-one devices that can handle enormous daily office volumes or produce beautiful images.  This rapid development is evident in printer display panels, which started as small, 2-line black-and-white screens and now offer large, color, touchscreen LCDs. Continue reading “Common Canon Printer Error Codes” »

How to Store Open Inkjet Cartridges

Many inkjet printers use multiple ink cartridges that must be changed depending on what type of printing is taking place.  For instance, many HP inkjet models have normal HP ink cartridges and photo cartridges.  When printing photos, one of the original cartridges must be removed and replaced with a specialty photo cartridge, then the process is reversed for normal printing. Continue reading “How to Store Open Inkjet Cartridges” »

Cleaning an Inkjet Printer

Inkjet printers use a liquid ink held in small cartridges attached to a printhead, which moves across the page to apply ink to the paper in small droplets.  The internal cleaning system of inkjet printers typically focus on the printhead.  Because of its central purpose, the inkjet printhead experiences a lot of wear and tear and can accumulate excess dried ink.

There are actually many important components in an inkjet printer that do not get cleaned by the internal cycle and could negatively impact quality.  If you are experiencing problems, it may be beneficial to try cleaning it yourself.  This article will list the parts you need to know, the supplies you need to have and the process you need to follow to clean the inside of your inkjet printer.

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What is a Printer Fuser?

A printer fuser is the mechanism that applies heat and pressure to bond toner to a piece of paper.  This is one of the most important components of any laser printer because it fuses toner to the page to resist smearing and smudging that often happen with other printing technologies.

At the end of the laser printing process, the toner will be loosely applied to the paper in powder form which then gets pulled through a set of two rollers that make up the fuser assembly.  The rollers themselves are covered in a material known as Teflon, which prevents the toner from sticking to the rollers.

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Common Brother Printer Error Messages

Brother is one of the most widely known manufacturers of office equipment, ranging from thermal label printers to enterprise all-in-one machines.  Over the years, Brother has earned a reputation of producing top-of-the-line equipment with innovative features.  However, with complex machinery, problems will come up.  Below we have listed the most common error messages reported from Brother users, and some potential solutions: Continue reading “Common Brother Printer Error Messages” »